Name: Alexander Encinias
Year Joined: 2003
Alexander Encinias, a resident of Centennial and a Junior at Arapahoe High School attained the rank of Eagle Scout on June 18, 2013. However, there’s a lot more to the story. Not only did he achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, he became a 4th generation Eagle Scout and the sixth Eagle in his family. All six of them received their awards through the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. When his Court of Honor was held, his uncle, Mike Steinmann (Eagle, 1966) and his grandfather, Lloyd Steinmann (Eagle, 1943) were present to administer the Eagle Oath and present him with his Eagle neckerchief.
Alexander’s great grandfather, Rodney Bardwell, Jr. became the first of the six Eagles on July 14, 1917. To honor his great grandfather, Alexander performed his Eagle project for Ft. Logan National Cemetery, where Bardwell is interred. He raised funds and led fellow scouts in the construction of large footlockers which are used by Ft. Logan to store the commemorative flags that are placed on the soldiers’ gravesites.
Alexander has been active in Scouting since 2003 when he joined Centennial Pack 559. In March of 2007, he crossed-over to Centennial Troop 117 where he remains active as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and recently added Bronze Palm to his accomplishments. He is also a member of Venturing Crew 604, “RAMS”.
This year the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary. Remarkably, Encinias and his family’s four generations of Scouting span over 96 of those 100 years.